Is this true or is this just a rumour (TKD related)
My instructor, a sixth dan/degree black belt who has been doing world taekwondo federation (WTF) styled taekwondo for the last twenty one years of his life, always complain that if it was a decade or two ago, in other words "the good old days", most of the mcdojangs/mcdojos/ripoff gyms in our district will have been closed down and not allowed to prosper as they have.
When I asked why, he said it was because other martial artists, honorable people he adds, will have not stood for this kind of behaviour as respect was a big thing in martial arts and they would have knocked on the places' door and challenged the head instructor for a fight in order to expose they are nothing but ripoffs. Then I said "but if they do so, won't the person being beaten up call the police?" At this point of the conversation, someone came in and the instructor hurried to greet them, and the conversation ended (after the talking with the parent, the instructor started our class).
My question is: was this kind of behaviour ever been allowed and is it still legal today?